| The Water Enforcement Unit is responsible for conducting escalated enforcement actions taken by the Water Resources Division. These actions are conducted in response to violations of state water pollution control statutes and rules, violations of surface water discharge permits, and any violations of administrative or judicial orders. These responsibilities extend statewide and by their very nature comprise the most complicated, complex and controversial compliance and enforcement actions taken by the division. Unit staff are responsible for the development and coordination of escalated enforcement cases assigned to them, and for seeing these cases through to final resolution. The unit serves as the division's liaison with the Michigan Department of Attorney General and also works with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on joint state/federal enforcement cases.